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Upper Hutt Leader : June 1st 2011
49 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 1, 2011 SPORT Sporting Legends Dinner Celebrating our City's top sporting heroes and legends, the Cossie Club is to host an evening of great food and entertainment on the 7th October. Guests of honour will include rugby greats -- John Kirwan and David Campese, along with a variety of local sporting legends. WIN free tickets Tell us who your local sporting heroes or legends are and go into a draw to win two tickets to the Cossie Club's Sporting Legends Dinner. Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org (only one entry per person) stating who your hero is and one of their achievements by the 3rd June 2011. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFORMATION LEADING UP TO THE EVENT. 3695345AA SCOREBOARD RUGBY Upper Hutt Junior Rugby Football Club results from Saturday: Under 6, UH Kristin's Flower Shoppe 55 v HOBM Bulldogs 65 (Carter Maule); UH Better than TV 55 v Wainui 55 (Connor Lillyston). Under 7, UH Dar Photos 19 v Petone Randwick Meats 19 (Blake Zammit and Troy Thurlow). Under 8, UH AC Sandblasting 20 v Wainuiomata 55 (Hoani Smith/Corban Gwyn); UH Storage One 35 v UH C Lees BODs 60 (George Mexted-Wiley), (Siosifa Palu). Under 9, UH Maidstone Sport 30 v Petone Randwick Meats 10 (Ethan Wright); UH Strike Entertainment 70 v Eastbourne Zip Plumbing Hutt Valley Zephyrs 5 (Zane Wilkins and Mitchell Southall); UH Storage One 60 v Petone 45 (Keegan Cotter). Under 10, UH 7 Electrical 45 (Ryan Blyth) v UH EMQUAL 15; UH Harcourts Team Ledger 55 v Rimutaka Crooks Motors 15 (Keegan Bracefield). Under 11, UH Mitsubishi Electric 26 v UH Champion Prenail 38 (Zac Nelson, Sam Tomlinson); UH Mighty Ducks 52 v HOBM Chiefs 10 (Zac Whitaker, Scott Svenson); UH Champion Prenail 38 v UH Mitsubishi Electric 26 (Daniel Rochester, Jade Werahiko). Under 12, not supplied. Under 13, UH Strike Entertainment 28 v Petone Stevens Motors 34 (Jack Wright, Tayne Cowden); UH/Rimutaka, bye. Rimutaka Rugby Football Club junior results: Unicorp Holdings U6, 14-10 win, POD Payton Matthews. Dzine Signs U6, 50-35 win, POD Keziah Ross. S G Weddell Plumbing U6, 14-12 win, POD Banx Martin. Workmen Construction U7, draw, POD Cameron Baker. Cmc Electrical U7, 60-25 win, POD Taituha Smith. Ems U8, 75-20 loss, POD Tramayne Gilmour. Porta Showers U8, 95-60 win, POD Will Harbord. Odysseus U9, 45-15 loss, POD Kaea-Shan Nepia. K J Lally U9, no score. L R Dalton U10, 5-0 win, POD Coby Crafar. Crook Motors U10, loss, POD Renata Kotui. O'Riley Transport U11, no game. Sapphire Consultants U12, 4-7 loss, POD Jordan Ambler. Taka/Upper Hutt U13, no game. FOOTBALL Upper Hutt City Football scores and scorers May 26 to 29: Seniors, Thursday, May 26, Cap 2, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football 0, Olympic 4. Saturday, May 28, Football Central Premier League, Pak 'n Save Upper Hutt City Football 0, Waterside Karori 0. Cap 5, cancelled. Cap 9, Wellington Utd Salmon 1, UHC Saints 9 (Chris Bingham 3, Richard Wharton 2, Neville Philp 2, Ricki Cusin, Aaron Hayne, OG 2). Cap 11, UHC Saints 7 (Brett Faint 3, Sam Keats 2, Matt Devlin, OG), University Rangers 0. Cap 12, UHC Defence 4, Lower Hutt Roundballs 2. Cap 17, 18, cancelled. Sunday, May 29, women's div 2, Lower Hutt Zimmers 6, Upper Hutt City Football 0. Juniors, 8th grade, Hutt Valley, UH save2learn (3) S/V Ninjas (10) POD Oliver Sumner; UH Westpac (1) Petone Villagers (5) POD Herewini Pickering; UH Strikers (7) Wainui Villagers (3) POD Aden Sadler; UH SilverStormers (1) Stop Out Malcolmson (2) POD Caleb McClure; UH Selig (8) Petone Nomads (0) POD Chaquia Bartlett; UH SilverShooters (8) Petone Trekkers (0) POD Natalie Slicker; UH PSB Panthers (8) Stop Out Blair (0) POD Campbell Holtham; UH Cartridge World (5) UH Dollywash (3) POD Adam Trott and Sebastian Macaulay; UH SilverDragons (5) Petone Aurora (0) POD Fletcher Tornquist. 10th grade, promo, UH Maidstone Sports (3) v Eastbourne (3) POD Jordan Brown. 11th grade, promo B, UH PSC (1) Tawa Huskies (1) POD Lachlan Rennie. 12th grade, JPL, Upper Hutt City (2) Petone (4) POD Aaron Jackson and Sam McKenzie. 14th grade, Hutt Valley, UH United (5) Eastbourne (2). Girls Sunday League, 9th grade, UH Maidstone Sports (6) v Miramar Diamonds (0) POD Charlotte Floodsmith; 10th grade UH T Barr Plumbing (5) v Wgtn Utd Blue Dragon (1) POD Rosie Baillie. All other junior games cancelled. Stokes Valley junior soccer results from Saturday: 8th grade, S/V Ninjas (10) UH save2learn (3) POD Ryan McNamara; Naenae Tigers (0) S/V Warriors (13) POD Cameron Thomson; S/V Dragons (0) LH Titans (6). 10th promo west, Stokes Valley (4) Lower Hutt City (2) POD Liam deGans. 14th grade, Wainui Rangers (7) S/V Phoenix (0). Sunday, 13th grade girls, S/V Magic (1) Onslow Delhis (2) POD Ruby Reid. BOWLING Upper Hutt indoor bowls recently held two of their championships. Results were: Mixed pairs, Sheree Holmes (s) Steve Sharpe (SVK) beat George Bake and Sandra Henderson (UH Cos) in the final 12-7. Open fours, Glen Miller, Avon Compton, Kyle Waldron and Paul Voorend from North Wellington beat the team skipped by Sylvia Leck (Brent) in the final 13-7. This win gave Avon Compton a gold star for winning five Upper Hutt open events. Upper Hutt also recently played in the ladies quadrangular tournament with Hutt Valley, Horowhenua, and North Wellington. This was won by Upper Hutt with 64.5 points. Upper Hutt's player of the day was Angela Bell. Gethings Motors interclub results week four, section one, H Duncan (St Cath's) 8 I Crighton (Brent) 6, S Reid (UH Cos) A Cook (UH Cos) 3. Section two, T Gould (Omai) 10 K Roughton (UH Cos) 4, S Leck (Brent) 12 R Conn (UH Cos) 2, T Burrowes (UHS) 9 L Fisher (SV Pres) 5. Section three, P Barr (Omai) 9 G Baker (UH Cos) 5, R Glover (St Cath's) 9, Br Signal (UHS) 5. Section four, D Philp (UHCos) 10 M Holmes (UHS) 4, R Geerlings (SVK) 9 J Hunt (Brent) 4, C MCAdam (UHS) 9 W Page (SVPres) 5. T Domney (UHS) and Bl Signal (SVK) had byes. GOLF Te Marua Golf Club weekly results: Tuesday, May 24, midweek men, 1st Jack Oran 39, 2nd James Waluszewski 39, 3rd Jeff Rigby 37, nearest the pin #2; Ron Clarke, nearest the pin #15; Jeff Rigby, holes in two Jeff Rigby #2, Ron Clarke #2, James Waluszewski #9. Nine hole ladies nett, 1st Lorraine Penny 42, 2nd Margaret Hughes 44, nearest the pin #15 Katy Austin. Wednesday, May 25, midweek women Tommy Stroud net; Robyna Aitken 72, Shirley Cole 74, stableford Noeline Berkett 34 c/b, Bev Scaife 34 c/b, holes in two Mary Penrose. Saturday, May 28, mixed stableford, Nic Waight 38, David Dundon-Smith 34, Dave Anderson 31. Sunday, May 29, men's stableford, Barry Kirkwood 39, Bruce Hay 38, Philip Lister 38, Murray Scaife 38, Peter Stone 38, Jack Oran 37, John Whaanga 36, Rick Witana 36, Peter Gallen 35, John Kane 35. Women's stableford, Maelene Criddle 32, Connie Broker 32. Holes in two, Terry Carter #15, Jose Cooper #11, Peter Stone #9, #11. Trentham Camp Golf Club weekly results: May 24, stableford, men div 1, R McIntyre 41; T Himona 38 c/b; G Cuttance 38; A Browne 37 c/b; J Martin 37; T Wilcox 37; J Reid 36 c/b; D Topp 36. Men div 2, I Franklin 39; R Guinness 34 c/b; B Rudman 34; J Rangihaeata 33; G Manning 31 c/b; O Fowell 31; P Judge 30 c/b; P McAlpine 30. Ladies, F Powell 34; R Jackson 32; H Herold 29; D Franklin 28; J Heath 26; M Whaley 24. May 29, par men div 1, T Kotuhi +3; J Galyer +1 c/b; A Aukino +1; V Sione 0. Div 2, J Brough +2; T Wilcox +1 c/b; R Taupurau +1; A MacDonald +1; R Foote 0; S Kotuhi -1; K Moore -2 c/b; D Dexter -2; G Cuttance -2; J Trafford -3. Div 3, J Martin +5; J O'Sullivan +2; P McAlpine +1; C Porter 0 c/b; D Paki 0; H Wood -1 c/b; D Wanden -1; D Radcliffe -2 c/b; J Hunt -2. Ladies, C Brown -1; A Orr -4; K Martin -5; H Herold -7; D Orr -9 c/b; M Wanden -9. Nearest pin # 3, M Wanden, B Tahiwi; # 8: Mwanden, G Cuttance. SWIMMING Breakers Swim Club results: Pirates Go for Gold Meet May 21, best times by Grace Quan (10), 100m freestyle, 100m individual medley; Jessica Quan (12), 100m individual medley, 100m freestyle; Jake Collins (12), 1000m breaststroke. Porirua City Aquatics Novice Meet, May 29, 1st placegetters Samantha Brown (13), 25m freestyle; Jake Collins (12), 25m backstroke, 50m backstroke; Jessica Alexander (8), 25m backstroke. 2nd placegetters, Jake Collins, 25m freestyle; Darcy Walker (11), 50m freestyle; Jessica Alexander, 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke; Zack Cagampang (11), 50m backstroke. 3rd placegetters, Darcy Walker, 25m freestyle; Jessica Alexander, 25m freestyle; Jake Collins, 50m freestyle; Darcy Walker, 25m backstroke; Zack Cagampang, 25m backstroke. Best times by Samantha Brown, Jessica Alexander (4), Zack Cagampang (4), Jake Collins (4) and Darcy Walker (2). HOCKEY Upper Hutt Junior Hockey results from Saturday: 6 aside draw 2-2 v Rata St, goal scorers Noah Kirkham and Jonathan Christie, POD Matthew Parry; UH Maroon won 1-0 v Chilton, goal scorer Fynn McCulloch, POD Logan Bennett; UH Gold Draw 0-0 v Rata St, POD Jayden Lakeman; P2 Boys win 3-0 v Karori, goal scorers Joseph Kelly, Damien Gee, Harry Cosslett; POD Nathan Watt. HARRIERS Trentham United Harriers results from Vosseler Shield cross country races, Mt Vic, May 21: SW MW35 MW50 Race, 5km, MW35, Janet Pitman 5th place 25:58, MW35 Teresa Cox 18th place 28:31, MW35 Kelly Fields 29th place 30:25; SW, Kerry Mathews 22nd place 29:23; W19 W16 M16 Race, 3.7km; MU16, Fletcher Greaves 5th place 13:39, Sean Read 10th place 13:53, Michael du Toit 17th place 14:33, Vincent Blain 23rd place 15:32, Alexander Gray 24th place 15:40, Daniel Larkin 27th place 16:19; WU19, Shauni James 5th place 17:36; WU16, Emily Kelly 9th place 19:28; SM MM40 MM50 Race 10km; SM, Michael Beaumont 24th place 48:06, Kent Lawton 45th place 49:45, Darryl Robinson 46th place 49:46, Allen Rakich 48th place 1:00:14; M50, David Hood 8th place 54:06, Terry Bedlington 13th place 56:53; boy U13, girl U13, boy U11, girl U11 Race, 1.6km; boy U13, 14th place Harry Poland 8:22, 17th place Randall Tyler 8:43; girl U13, 7th place Emma Main 8:08, 17th place Hannah Larkin 11:43; boy U11, 1st place Nikolai Allen 7:21, 29th place Daniel du Toit 10:18, 38th place Tom Poland 11:07, 41st place Jack Field 12:06, 42nd place Ryan Field 14:29; girl U11, 2nd place Mckenzie Jacques 8:18, 23rd place Zara Field 10:49, 37th place Jessica McGough 12:58, 39th place Marie Burling 13:17, 42nd place Jade Burling 15:14, 43rd place Samantha McGough 15:32. Results from the North Face 100 in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia: Michael Beaumont completed the 100k course in 12:12:40 and finished 25th place overall and 21st in the open male catagory. With limited checkpoints at 18k, 38k, 54k, 65k and 89k, competitors have to carry most of their food, drink and clothing. It was 5 degrees Celsius on the race day. The ruthless sport SPORTS TALK JOSEPH ROMANOS These are indeed interes- ting times for netball. As the game has advanced into the professional era, it has become as caught up in intrigue and internal politics as any other major sport. For years, netball officials tried to steer clear of contro- versy and public discussion. They seemed to want their sport to remain untouched. This even applied to sponsor- ship. I recall attending the 1983 annual meeting of the New Zea- land Netball Association, as it was called then, and listening to a spirited debate about whether sponsorship should be permit- ted. This at a time when most sports were desperately seeking liaisons with corporate supporters. Those days are long gone. Just look at the recent fuss over the appointment of the coaches of the New Zealand franchises in next year's trans- Tasman league. Leigh Gibbs, who lost the reins as Silver Ferns coach 15 years ago, is back. She's returning to Christchurch to coach the Tactix. The job also entails setting up coaching and development programmes, which will suit her well. Long-serving Robyn Brough- ton, who has coached the South- ern Sting and then the Southern Steel since the mid-1990s, was unceremoniously dumped from that position, only to end up a few days later as the Pulse coach. Under Broughton, the Sting made 10 consecutive national finals, winning seven, and the Steel made the trans-Tasman semifinals twice, so her treat- ment was rather vicious. That's something I've noticed about netball administrators: they can be ruthless. Think of the way Silver Ferns coaches Gibbs and Yvonne Willering were summarily sacked for lack of results. Broughton deserved more sympathetic handling from those well-paid netball officials in Southland. Instead they seemed to go out of their way to flick her on. That sort of treatment may rebound on them because Broughton will arrive at the Pulse with several loyal players by her side. Not just Pulse captain Katrina Grant (another to fall out with Southland netball officialdom), but perhaps also super-shooter Donna Wilkins, Silver Fern Liana Leota, experi- enced midcourter Erika Burgess and others. Where that will leave the Steel, under new joint coaches (always a risky move) Natalie Avellino and Janine Southby is anyone's guess. The Pulse were equally brutal in getting the coach they wanted. It had seemed Gail Parata, who had been former coach Yvette McCausland-Durie's assistant for three years, would get the job. But once Broughton became available, Parata was surplus to requirements and the Pulse management gained no kudos for the thoughtless way they let Parata know. Hanging over all these musi- cal chairs is the position of Sil- ver Ferns coach. Ruth Aitken has been in the job since 2002. Will she still want it after the world cham- pionships in Singapore in July? It's hard to think the post would not be hers if she was still interested. She has already won a world title and two Common- wealth Games gold medals, a vastly better return than managed by her three predecessors -- Willering, Gibbs and Lyn Gunson. But if Aitken calls it quits, who would replace her? It seems unlikely New Zea- land would look off-shore, and at home the choice is limited. Debbie Fuller has been most impressive in her first season in charge of the Northern Mystics, leading them to the trans- Tasman final, but she has a young family and is busy enough without taking on the New Zea- land team. Noeline Taurua has had con- sistent success with the star- packed Magic, but I get the impression those in charge are not ready to promote her to the New Zealand job. Former Silver Ferns captain (and current assistant coach) Wai Taumaunu waits in the wings. She is a possibility, but it would be comforting if she'd had some coaching success at trans- Tasman level. It might be a lot more con- venient if Aitken elects to hang on after the world champs.
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